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short story 2-3pg paper - 1 Tony Fernandes ENG 243 March 4...

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1 Tony Fernandes ENG 243 March 4, 2008 Topic # 4 Insanity in Tell Tale Heart Characterization is the process of conveying information about characters in fiction or conversation. Characters are usually defined by their actions and the narrator’s actions in Tell Tale Heart clearly show that he is insane; however he tries to plead sanity throughout the story. Poe’s focus on the narrator’s denial of insanity actually shows how insane the narrator is. Further examining of the narrator’s rationalization of these acts is crucial to understanding his actions and eventual fall. Prominent examples in the story of insanity include the narrator’s irrational decision to kill the old man and the way in which he kills and disposes of the old man’s body. The narrator planned out murder of the old man clearly shows that he is insane, though he tries to rationalize this act. “True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (p.1110). With this phrase the narrator starts explaining his reason
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